Meet the team

Senior Management

Lambert J. Woodcock (ACII)

Lambert J. Woodcock (ACII)

General Manager

Lambert is a professional chartered insurer, ACII UK with over 30 years of experience in the insurance business. He has earned the accolade of being one of the most experienced Seychellois practising insurance in Seychelles. Friendly, accessible and courteous are often used to describe his attitude towards clients however small or large. As well as being the GM of H Savy Insurance, Lambert lectures part time at The Guy Morel Institute (TGMI) on insurance subjects. He is an active Rotarian and has developed an extensive business network in Seychelles and beyond.

Lambert is presently the Chairman of the Seychelles Licensing Authority. A Board Member of the Seychelles Meteorological Services. He also serves as a Committee Member of The Insurers’ Association of Seychelles (IAS).

Chartered Insurer

Marie-Luce Mondon

Marie-Luce Mondon

Manager Finance General Business

Marie-Luce has headed the company’s accounts department since inception. She has over 25 years of experience in the insurance industry and is well known for her integrity and strong work ethics. She is well respected within the company and the insurance industry.

Veronica Lalande

Veronica Lalande

Manager Corporate & Reinsurance

Veronica currently heads the Corporate Business portfolio. She joined H. Savy Insurance in 1995 and has over 30 years of extensive insurance experience behind her. Veronica is of quiet but confident demeanour, which belies her profound knowledge in reinsurance matters and in claims adjustment settlement. Over her long career, she has mentored and groomed many younger colleagues to senior positions.

Murline Lebon

Murline Lebon

Manager Motor & Non-motor

Murline has a professional background in journalism and media. She has previously held the portfolio of Corporate Affairs and been responsible for sales and marketing. In addition to this role, she has also served as Manager of Life Department. In 2015, she was promoted to Manager of Motor and Non-Motor retail. Over the years she has accumulated considerable underwriting experience and is well respected in the industry for her passion and engagement in growing sales in challenging circumstances. 

Georgette Gendron

Georgette Gendron

Manager Human Resources

Georgette has spent 14 years in the teaching profession and resigned as Head of Business Studies in 2009. Holding a Degree in Business & Administration including additional training in Human Resources Development, she ventured in the private sector in 2010 and provided training to the front line employees in various organisations. Mrs Gendron is now the Human Resources Manager at H Savy Insurance. 

Marie-Paule Lesperance

Marie-Paule Lesperance

Manager Corporate Affairs & Compliance

Marie-Paule started her journey with HSI in February 2018 after almost a decade in broadcasting and journalism.  In her new role, she has ownership of the communications function of the company, comprising of branding, advertising, corporate social responsibility and customer complaints.  Currently, she also oversees the Compliance function of the company, acting as the principal contact for the regulators such as the FSA and FIU.

Patrick Pouponneau

Patrick Pouponneau

Manager Claims Department

Patrick first joined the company in 2011 as an accounting resource, rising to the position of Assistant Manager of Finance, before leaving the company in 2017 to pursue a short career in the public service. He rejoined the company in 2018 and is now heading the Claims Department, which is being transformed into a key service function, driving the company’s ambition in terms of service standards and brand value.  The company firmly believes that the quality of claims handling determines largely the perception of the brand in the market.  His accounting background has certainly helped bring a more structured approach in the claims adjustment process.

Life Department

Christina Palmyre

Christina Palmyre

Insurance Executive

Christina is currently a key member of the HSI Life’s team, holding the position of Insurance Executive. She came to the company after spending 24 years in the public sector as a Private Secretary. Although quiet of demeanour, she is confident on the job and has integrated very well in the team, quickly mastering the duties assigned to her.

Maureen Morin

Maureen Morin

Accountant

Maureen has about 15 years of experience in the Finance Sector. A great part of her career was spent at the Public Utilities Corporation where she worked as an Internal Auditor for 11 years.  In June 2017, Maureen joined the company as an Accountant in the Life Business. During her long career in finance, Maureen has broadened her knowledge in the sector through numerous various courses and acquiring of new skills. She is currently completing an ACCA Advance diploma in Accounting and Business.

Carolynn Albest

Carolynn Albest

Insurance Technician & Accounts Assistant

Carolynn started her career in the Tourism industry and later joined the Mauritius Commercial Bank as a Customer Representative. She joined the Life Department in 2015 as an Insurance Technician. Her colleagues describe her as very helpful and energetic. During her time with the Department she has quickly adapted to her new working environment and built strong bonds with colleagues. Her considerable experience in customer service and passion to succeed have made her quite a hit with customers.

Administration

Jutanne Bonnelame

Jutanne Bonnelame

Receptionist

Jutanne is currently one of the friendly faces at the company’s reception counter. Behind her permanently relaxed and welcoming face, is an experienced insurer, able in her own right to handle insurance queries from clients and if need be, directing them to other technical colleagues.

Valentina Reginald

Valentina Reginald

Office Assistant

Graduating with an Advanced Certificate and Diploma in fashion design from the School of Visual Arts, Valentina joined the Corvina Investment Company in January 2016 as a receptionist. Being eager to learn something new in August 2017 she transferred to H. Savy insurance as a HR Assistant and Admin. With her new tasks she obtained a Certificate in Microsoft Excel with the Guy Morel Institute and a Certificate in Microsoft Word Processing with Seychelles Institute of distance & open learning.

Accounts Department

Neddy Aglae

Neddy Aglae

Assistant Manager Finance

Neddy started his career in the Finance Sector in 2002 after completing a diploma in Business Studies and Accounting and an ACCA Intermediate Certificate, in Financial and Management Accounting.  Neddy joined the HSI’s finance department in July 2016, where he was immediately appointed as the Assistant Manager. During his short career with the company, Neddy has shown strong engagement and great interpersonal skills on the job; his cool temperament and collaborative management style have contributed positively to the effectiveness of the company’s finance department.

Jostein Larsen

Jostein Larsen

Senior Accounts Supervisor

Jostein is a graduate of the School of Business Studies & Accounting, finishing with an advanced certificate and diploma in hand. He joined HSI as an Accounts Supervisor and was later promoted to the post of Senior Accounts Supervisor in 2017. Jostein is a serious and adept young man with the ambition to rise up the ranks as he acquires the skills and experience on. Jostein recently, completed an ACCA diploma in Accounting and Business and is in the process of completing the Advanced diploma.

Shafira Charlette

Shafira Charlette

Accounts Supervisor

Shafira joined the HSI Accounts team in June 2016 in the post of Accounts Supervisor, after completing her studies at the School of Advanced Level Studies in 2014.  Shafira is very outgoing and is an eager leaner. She is also friendly, helpful and respectful towards her colleagues, making her a great plus to the HSI Team.

Lydwine Figaro

Lydwine Figaro

Accounts Supervisor

Lydwine has over 10 years of experience in Business and Accounting. Before joining the HSI team in 2017, she worked as an Accounts Supervisor with the North Island Resort. During her time at H Savy Insurance, Lydwine has proven herself as a capable and reliable employee.  She has the ability to learn very quickly and adapts her skills well.

Patricia Ally

Patricia Ally

Accounts Assistant

After working mostly in tourism, Patricia applied for the position of Cashier with the company and secured the job in competition with many other applicants, thanks no doubt to her quiet but confident demeanour and aptitude with figures. During her time at the company, Patricia has grown in her role to become an Accounts Assistant.

Claims Department

Keven Furneau

Keven Furneau

Assistant Manager Analyst

Kevin joined the company as Claims Liaison Officer and has been described as a versatile and efficient officer with the ability to handle multiple claims files whilst shuttling from office to inspection sites seemingly every minute. His knowledge of the motor business, boundless energy, fairness and sublime negotiating skills have underpinned his success in this role. He is currently the Assistant Manager in the Claims Department, a critical role to discharge in view of the need to interface with clients and negotiate settlement of claims in a fair and efficient manner.

Nathalie David

Nathalie David

Assistant Manager Admin

Natalie started her journey with the company after a 12-year career in the automobile sales and repair business. In 2017, four years after joining the Claims Department, Nathalie was promoted to the post of Assistant Manager. Her principal role is managing relationships with claimants, communicating offers to them and raising their issues to the loss adjusting team.

Veronica Hoarau

Veronica Hoarau

Claims Payable Executive

Veronica joined the company in 2006 as a trainee. Under the mentorship of her senior colleagues, she has made considerable progress in her career. She is currently a Claims Payable Executive in the Claims Department. Though seemingly serious in demeanour, she is a very pleasant and accessible person with excellent client interfacing skills.

Samuel Mederic

Samuel Mederic

Senior Claims Analyst

Samuel started his career with the Seychelles Revenue Commission, later joined a construction company, before moving to HSI in 2014.  He is a graduate of the Seychelles Polytechnic and the Seychelles Institute of Management. Samuel started off as a Claims Processing Officer, before being promoted to a Senior Claims Analyst in 2017. Samuel is a keen learner and has proven to be reliable, hardworking and a very good team player.

Rachel Scholastique

Rachel Scholastique

Claims Coordinator

Rachel graduated from the STA with a Diploma in Reception Operations and Services. Before joining the company she worked as a cabin crew with local airline, Air Seychelles and later as a resort host at Banyan Tree. Her transition to the insurance business has been quite amazing; her supervisors have been impressed by her fast acquisition of the hard skills required in processing and adjusting claims. Her strong previous background in customer care has made her very competent in dealing with many distressed customers filing claims

Trevor Morel

Trevor Morel

Assistant Senior Claims Analyst

Trevor joined the Claims Department as an Insurance Technician in 2016. He graduated from the Seychelles Tourism Academy in 2008. Though quiet and soft spoken in nature Trevor settled in well with the vibrant Claims Department staff. He currently holds the post of Assistant Senior Claims Analyst.

Shawn Pool

Shawn Pool

Loss Adjuster-Claims

After completing his studies at the Seychelles Tourism Academy, Shawn started his career in the tourism industry with Sri Lankan Air lines. He later moved on to pursue a career in the Financial Sector with Nouvobanq, before joining HSI in 2017.  Shawn adapted to his role rather quickly and holds his post as Loss Adjuster in the Claims Department with pride.

Sinita Lascagne

Sinita Lascagne

Office Assistant

Sinita started with the Company in June 2017. Before joining the team, she worked for the Family Tribunal, as a court reporter. Sinita attended Seychelles Business Studies Academy where she obtained a Diploma in Secretarial Studies. She is currently an Office Assistant in the Claims Department.

Corporate Affairs & Compliance

Janick Durup

Janick Durup

Assistant Manager Corporate Affairs & Compliance

Before devoting her work to H Savy Insurance in February 2018 Janick served as an Assistant Restaurant Manager in the Hotel Industry. Her positive outlook on life, talkative character and enjoyment of new challenges enabled her to establish herself in the entity. She is very much goal driven and firmly believes that hard work is the real key to success.

Chrissy Hoareau

Chrissy Hoareau

Senior Insurance Executive

Chrissy started her career with the Seychelles Police Force in 2006 before joining H Savy Insurance in November 2013. Initially, she worked in the Renewal Section as Senior Marketing Executive and later advanced progressively through added responsibility as a compliance officer. With her background in law enforcement, Chrissy played a significant role in setting up the new compliance unit.

Corporate & Reinsurance Department

Elisabeth Thelemaque

Elisabeth Thelemaque

Assistant Manager Corporate & Reinsurance

Elisabeth is a seasoned insurance professional with over 25 years of expertise in underwriting and reinsurance. She is a critical member of the company with specialised knowledge of the reinsurance business. She is currently serving as the Assistant Manager of the Corporate & Reinsurance Department.  Mrs Thelemaque she has the capacity to handle complex tasks and can function under demanding conditions.

Sandra Antat

Sandra Antat

Senior Insurance Executive

Sandra began her career with the company as a trainee insurance technician during which time she showed great promise for a professional career in the business. A few years ago, she opted to pursue a degree study abroad and having realised her ambition, re-joined the company a few years back and promoted to Insurance Executive. She is now holding the post of Senior Insurance Executive in the Corporate & Reinsurance Department assisting her senior colleagues cope with a major surge in corporate business.

Britta Nouricce

Britta Nouricce

Insurance Technician

Prior to joining the company Britta worked in the banking sector as an Operations Clerk – in this capacity, she had undergone training in Compliance and Customer service, skills that are equally relevant in the insurance industry nowadays.  Britta is of quiet disposition but with a nonetheless endearing personality when dealing with colleagues and customers.

Aysha Florine

Aysha Florine

Insurance Technician

Aysha switched to the Insurance Industry after starting her career in the Tourism sector, in 2014, where she worked as a Reservation Agent with Creole Travel Services. In November 2016, Aysha started her new chapter with HSI, as an Insurance Technician in the Corporate and & Reinsurance department. During her short time at H Savy Insurance, Aysha has managed to complete several courses in Insurance – helping her to progress further in profession.

Motor/Non Motor Department

Francia Horter

Francia Horter

Assistant Manager Non-Motor

Francia started her career in general business, then very successfully and seamlessly shifted to Life Business. After several years in Life, she was moved on promotion back to the General Business Department in the position of Assistant Manager (Non-Motor) where she continues to show strong leadership qualities. Francia has strong client interfacing skills and is never visibly flustered irrespective of the difficulties at hand. There is calmness in her approach to life which explains her success at dealing magnificently with clients.

Nathasia Morel

Nathasia Morel

Assistant Manager Motor

Nathasia joined the company in 2006 at the level of Trainee Insurance Technician. Under the guidance of her departmental head, she has made remarkable progress in the business has today reached the level of Assistant manager in the Motor/Non Motor department. Nathasia is known for her passion and commitment to great service at the point of sales and after sales.

Wendy Bristol

Wendy Bristol

Insurance Executive

Wendy joined the company in 2011 after graduating from the School of Advance Level Studies and has served in various roles before finding her ideal position – my niche as she outs it – in the Motor Department. She is a confident operator, sharp at her terminal work station and excellent interfacing with clients. She is also highly ambitious and wants to progress far in the world of insurance.

Isabelle Delpeche

Isabelle Delpeche

Insurance Executive

Isabelle started her career with the company in January 2015 as an Insurance Technician in the Policy Servicing Life Department before being transferred to the Non-Motor Department. She is young and by nature very energetic. Since joining the company, Isabelle has also undergone different trainings in the field of Money Laundering, and Insurance.

Fatima Woodcock

Fatima Woodcock

Insurance Executive

Fatima is a determined young lady who gained her educational qualifications through the Adult Learning Distance Educational Center (ALDEC). After a career in airlines and retail sales, she joined the company as a receptionist. She was then promoted to the Middle-Office as Insurance Technician and later moved to the Motor Department as an Insurance Executive.

Gretel Lucas

Gretel Lucas

Insurance Executive

Gretel started her career in the tourism and leisure industry before turning to the consumer retail business as a Boutique Supervisor. After five years in retail business, she applied and successfully secured the job of Insurance Technician in the Non-Motor department. Over the years, Gretel has diligently acquired the necessary skill sets to function as an effective underwriter.

Amanda Cadence

Amanda Cadence

Insurance Technician

Amanda joined H .Savy Insurance  in March 2016 as an Insurance Technician. Hailing from JOUEL’s boutique and with her experience and knowledge in customer service, it did not take her long to settle in her new role.  Soft spoken in nature, Amanda has integrated very well in her job and is well liked by her clients and colleagues alike.  She displays a great deal of calmness when dealing with challenging situation.

Dylis Zelia

Dylis Zelia

Insurance Technician

Dylis is the newest member of the Motor/Non-Motor team. She started her journey with the company in the Life Business on 4th January 2017, after previously working for Barclays Bank Seychelles for 3 years. Being eager to learn something new, in October 2018, Dylis transferred to General Business Insurance to increase her knowledge on the Insurance Sector. She is currently an Insurance Technician in the Motor/Non-Motor Department.

Annie Serret

Annie Serret

Insurance Technician

Annie started her career in the financial sector with Barclays bank as a customer service advisor. In 2017, Annie made a seamless transition to H Savy insurance where she occupies the post of Insurance Technician, in the Motor/Non Motor Department. Annie describes her enjoyment working at H Savy as follows“Everyone makes me feel as part of the team, shares the same vision and are dedicated, which makes me feel good when the day is done!”

Karyn Aggripine

Karyn Aggripine

Insurance Technician

Karyn joined the Motor/Non-Motor Department in March 2016 having just completed her studies at the School of Business Studies and Accounting in December 2015. Although a bit timid and quiet in nature, Karynn has gained confidence in what she does and has progressed well in her career as an Insurance Technician.

Mary Marengo

Mary Marengo

Admin & Underwritting Support Officer

Mary started her journey in the world of work in the tourism Industry before shifting to retail and finally Insurance in 2017. Before moving to HSI, Mary was working as a Sales Executive with local jewelry company Jouel. Mary is currently the Admin and Underwritting Support Officer in the Motor/Non Motor Department.

Renewal Department

Nellie Daka

Nellie Daka

Assistant Manager

Nellie is a very versatile operator, having worked in underwriting and claims during her long career. Even under intense pressure, Nellie is known to remain calm and attentive. She has mentored many past employees and is a strong team player. After holding the position of Assistant Manager Non-Motor, she is now discharging the responsibilities of Assistant Manager in the Middle-Office taking ownership of the critical function of renewals and customer support.

Jeanette Mousbe

Jeanette Mousbe

Insurance Technician

Jeanette is an STA graduate with a Diploma in Reception Operation & Services. She started her career in the tourism industry working as a Guest Service Agent at Le Meridien Barbarons. She joined the company in 2015 and has proved herself to be a keen and fast leaner. Jeanette is described by her supervisor as having a very friendly and pleasant personality.

IT Department

Maurine Hollanda

Maurine Hollanda

Counterpart Systems Analyst

After a long professional break, Maurine joined the company in early 2011 and took on the role of Counterpart Systems Analyst/Programmer in the IT department. After spending many years working for a large multinational communications company, she has found the experience of working for a small, progressive local corporate refreshingly different but challenging. Under the tutorship of an expatriate Consultant, in 2013, Maurine was tasked with coordinating the implementation of the new Softclans SLAMS business platform for the company.

Jean-Paul dOffay

Jean-Paul dOffay

Systems Administrator

Jean-Paul has spent over 7 years in the IT department of the company. He is a young, vibrant and energetic member of the team with a wealth of knowledge. During his time at the HSI, Jean-Paul has played a key role in setting up several new company’s IT infrastructures. He is a great asset to our company.

Praslin Office

Isabelle Azemia

Isabelle Azemia

Senior Insurance Executive

Isabelle is the newest member of the HSI team on Praslin. She joined the company with over 10 years of experience in the Insurance business. Prior to joining the Insurance Sector, Isabelle spend most of her career in the hotel industry. Together with the other HSI staff on the island, Isabelle is contributing towards improving the company’s service delivery quality on the outer islands.

Margaret Souffe

Margaret Souffe

Insurance Executive

Margaret is one of the two company representatives on Praslin Island. She has a very engaging personality, oozing energy and friendliness. She has previously worked in the hospitality industry before moving into local government administration. Her conversion to the world of insurance happened in 2011 when she joined the company. Since then, she has proved very adept at winning the trust and building close ties with the Praslinois clients. To enhance her skills, she has pursued a customer service course and successfully passed the Foundation course in insurance.